Tag: reality TV

All-American Fear

All-American Fear

TV & Radio
The first clue that the Florida Family Association has their collective heads up their asses should be in the name. Instead of being intellectually honest and branding his organization with a name like Scared White Fundamentalist Christians, FFA founder David Caton chose a deliberately vague moniker. After all, if you don't agree with the positions of the Florida Family Association then you must be against families, right? And what kind of monster is against families? Apparently, the monsters on TLC's now-controversial reality show All-American Muslim are. Despite TLC's transparent attempts to hide the truth, the FFA wants us to remember that all Muslims are by nature evil and anti-American. So really, Caton and his group are doing the Lord's work by exposing this cancer on society.
The Storm Chasers Drinking Game

The Storm Chasers Drinking Game

Funny Stuff, TV & Radio
Crab fishing is so last year, people. Now it's all about risking your life to chase down deadly tornadoes to get video footage and, time permitting, scientific data I guess. We're almost a month into the latest season of the Discovery Channel's hit reality series, Storm Chasers, and I thought an accompanying drinking game was overdue. After all, I may be a failed meteorology student but I am not a failed drinker. So for those of you who live to follow the latest twister-chasing exploits of Team Dominator (led by Reed Timmer), Team TIV (brow-beaten by Sean Casey), Team TWISTEX (led by Tim Samaras), and formerly Team DOW (poorly led by Dr. Joshua Wurman), hunker down in your storm cellars and drink up! If you like this drinking game, you can check out my other ones here.
New trailer confirms that, yup, a fourth season of Jersey Shore

New trailer confirms that, yup, a fourth season of Jersey Shore

TV & Radio
For those still concerned about our alarmingly large trade deficit, never fear -- we are now exporting our garbage to other nations. How else to explain this trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the runaway MTV hit Jersey Shore? Get More: Jersey Shore, MTV Shows, Jersey Shore (Season 3), MTV Shows OK, let's see what we got here. JWoww is still preoccupied with her boobs. The dancing in Italy is just as awful as the dancing in Seaside Heights. No orifice for any of the housemates is off limits. Snookie gets behind the wheel and fulfills at least two stereotypes. Everybody hates the Situation. Ronnie finds a way to let his roid rage explode in another continent. The Situation gets the beatdown he has so rightfully deserved for, well forever probably. ...
Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

Graphicity: Sources of antiques in the U.S.

TV & Radio
I used to fancy myself an amateur antiques person from watching episodes of Antiques Roadshow on PBS.  But Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel's American Pickers put those dusty old coots to shame.  They've also taught me a very informative lesson about the best places to score antiques of my own (and no, I'm not talking about hitting Singles Night mixers at the local senior center). Related articles The Antiques Roadshow's Five Most Valuable Finds (dailyfinance.com) Why I'm Addicted to American Pickers (chicagonow.com) What's That Song From the 'American Pickers' Promo? (spinner.com)
Deadliest Catch drinking game

Deadliest Catch drinking game

Funny Stuff, TV & Radio
My friends, there is only one acceptable situation in which you can sing out loud to Bon Jovi's 1987 hit "Wanted Dead or Alive" and not be seen as a total dork - and that situation is during the opening credits to Deadliest Catch, one of the finest programs on television.  That same show returns to the Discovery Channel (in the U.S.) for a fifth season starting April 14.  I have an extra reason to look forward to the exploits of the Hansen, Hillstrand, and Harris clans this time (as well as others whose names don't start with an h) - HDTV! But if 1080 lines of Bering Sea action aren't enough to get you into the show, you can always introduce alcohol into the equation.  Because that always makes everything better.  Longtime fans will be familiar with the scenarios on my little drinking g
Little People, Big World drinking game

Little People, Big World drinking game

Games & Toys, TV & Radio
It snuck up on me, but sure enough the newest season of TLC's dwarf docudrama Little People, Big World is upon us.  The first episode was heartwarming enough - Roloff family patriarch and little person Matt Roloff traveled to Baghdad to visit an Iraqi family with three dwarf children, as a precursor to getting them some much-needed medical attention. But I'm certain that soon enough the Roloffs will be back to their old ways, and so fans of the show can up their enjoyment with this handy drinking game.  And hey, even if you're not a fan you can print this out, watch the show, and still have tons of fun!
More mysteries of the universe

More mysteries of the universe

Rants
Would it unconstitutional to introduce capital punishment for anyone who posts a variation of "First!" to start a comment thread? How about for people who use the words "preggo" or "preggers"? Is there a bigger oxymoron than Ticketmaster's "convenience charge"? For whom is it convenient to spend 8-10 bucks to get a piece of paper printed? Why is it that most reality shows are more obviously scripted than non-reality shows? As far as I can remember, the only true "reality" show I have ever seen is COPS. How did drivers ever find their way around before the advent of portable GPS devices? What did people say instead of "drinking the Kool-Aid" before Jonestown? WTF is wrong with Carrot Top? At what point does a human being look at himself in the mirror and decide this is a ...